Career Outcomes & Job Titles
People who earn an online homeland security degree often pursue leadership positions in homeland security, emergency management, law enforcement, business continuity, information security, and other public and private sector security and crisis management roles.
Potential Employment Settings
- Corporate security firm
- Government agency — local, state, federal
- Homeland security agency — local, state, federal
- Law enforcement agency
- Private security firm
- Nonprofit organization
Common Job Titles/Positions*†
- Asylum officer
- Border patrol agent
- Border patrol chief
- Counterterrorism enforcement agent
- Criminal investigator
- Crisis management consultant
- Department manager
- Disaster response consultant
- Drug enforcement agent
- Emergency preparedness specialist or coordinator
- Homeland security agency director, assistant director, or planner
- Homeland security coordinator or manager
- Immigration and travel security officer
- Immigration enforcement agent
- Import specialist
- Intelligence analyst
- Intelligence operation specialist
- Law enforcement officer
- Mission support specialist
- Policy analyst
- Preparedness and incident management director
- Prevention and response specialist
- Program director
- Program manager
- Program specialist
- Screening analyst
*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.
†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
School of Public Service Leadership Master's Degree Graduates
Data from graduates across all Public Service Leadership masters programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.
Our School of Business and Technology master's graduates report satisfaction with tasks and responsibilities and salary and benefits. The majority of graduates work in higher education, government/public sector, healthcare, information technology, aerospace, or consulting.
Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.
Many master's degree graduates from the School of Business and Technology report advancing in their careers and receiving a salary increase, leadership role or promotion. They also say their Capella degrees garner recognition from employers.
Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012